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Nov 17, 2009 02:23 PM

Sunday Brunch breakfast for a large group? (San Diego)

I am looking for a decent Sunday brunch place for a large group. there are a few stipulations and preferences.

-preferably rather inexpensive ($10-15 per person or $20-25 with alcohol)
-a place where I can get a large group together at a table, but would prefer to have it individually paid (seperate checks)
- would like people to be able to come who are not eating/drink (ie. not a pay to get in buffet type place)
-I'd like a place where I wouldn't need a specific number for reservations (ie it could be anywhere from 20-30 people)
- not in need of a fancy establishment, however decent food is a requirement.

As far as I can think, PB bar and grill might be the most accomodating, though the thought of it makes me cringe. Any other possible suggestions?

Disclaimer: I know this is a tall order, if it were easy i'd probably already know the answer. any suggestions are welcome.

It is in celebration of my birthday and to give you an idea, last year (and possibly the year before) we reserved the patio at bluewater, and previously simply reserved a backroom at mountain mikes pizza. Both places people came, got in line and ordered and then sat with us (25-35 people each time) I don't want people to NEED to be there at a specific time (ie. well be there from 11-1, come join us), and don't want to hassle at all with splitting the check.

Any help?

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  1. Which part of town do you prefer?

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    1. re: stevewag23

      I guess that'd be useful information. Preferably somewhere in between Mission valley, PB or UTC area, however traveling to grossmont, Northpark, Old town, or La Jolla etc. (even DT) are not out of the question if the place is fitting.

    2. It's been awhile since I've had brunch there but it was pretty darn good and included champagne..94th Aero Squadron in Kearny Mesa..
      Another thought is breakfast at Cavaillon and have mimosas.
      High Tide brunch at the Marine Room is a riot with an astronomical high tide with the waves literally crashing against the window.

      Check out the website for the SD Brunch Master..this should help you out..

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        Cavaillon was the first place that came to mind. Definitely the cheapest brunch for the best food in town (average $10/plate).

        Piatti's at La Jolla Shores has brunch, although it's been a while since I've been there.

        Terra in Hillcrest has Sunday brunch. I haven't been for a long time, but when we went for brunch, it was solidly good.

        Cavaillon Restaurant
        14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127

      2. I think you are looking for more of a bar atmosphere, you might want to try the SMALL BAR in Hillcrest, the Sunday Brunch items all come with a cocktail, average price per entree with drink was about 15.

        Those who do not want to eat can have a beer.

        Get there early and take over the outside, this should serve your needs.

        Park Blvd, just south of Adams.

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        1. re: normalheightsfoodie

          this sounds like something which might work. granted Cavillon and the brunchmaster site I will both look into. thank you all.